Reverence

Reverence, Artinformal, April 2013.

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To see the inspiration for “No. 142”, go here

http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/3418-the-lottery-of-good-men

I can no longer find the nowpublic.com article

http://www.nowpublic.com/environment/muro-ami-reef-hunters-illegal-fishing-practice

which inspired “Busuanga Babies”. According to the article, Muro-ami was banned (in the Philippines) in 1986 after a dusty graveyard with about a hundred bodies (mostly of children) was discovered  in Panlaitan Island, Busuanga . Bodies are said to be those of muro-ami victims who were unable to escape the nets.

Read more on muro-ami here

http://www.conservation.org/FMG/Articles/Pages/ravaging_reefs.aspx

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